|1944/02/17, Battle for Rome|
(1) Battle for Rome - "While action see-saws at the Italian Front, hordes of Germans are shown marching in one direction, to our rear. They are prisoners of the Yanks and of the French. Nor is their stubbornness diminished by the sight of numerous German dead." (2) Nazis Wreck Warehouse - "Nazi bombers set off a fire which consumes one of our warehouses in Italy. In a tight squeeze, a truck full of G.I...
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|B-29s Rule Jap Skies,1944/12/18|
(1) "At Saipan, after briefing, the members of the 21st bombing Command take to Super Fortresses and roar into the sky - destination Tokyo! They shower tons of bombs and incendiaries on the huge sprawling city as they hit factories, steel mills and docks. Mass civilian evacuation of Tokyo was ordered after this raid. Japs Raid Saipan - Saipan is attacked by Jap raiders, 14 of which are shot down, after they had started spectacular fires and caused minor damage." scenes of Japan fighter planes st...
Downloads: 5,398 (2 reviews)
|Baby Bonds For Defense, 1941/04/17|
1) "Washington, DC: First of the Treasury Department's 'defense' financing stamps and bonds roll off the presses, prelude to a nation-wide campaign to pay for our huge preparedness program. Treasury Secretary Morgenthau urges all Americans to enlist in the drive." - scenes of bonds being printed, Henry Morgenthau speaks on buying "a share in America" (2) "Washington, DC: The first big move to prevent run-away prices during the defense boom, is the new 'Office of Price Administration,' created by...
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|Baghdad pact. Unified Military Command Seen, 1958/01/30|
(1) Dulles arrives in Ankara for Baghdad alliance meeting, bombs set off, scenes of meeting as "US pledges $10 million for new communications system" - mideast (2) Cape Canaveral - new tracking camera 15 miles away tracks launching of Thor rocket, "a far-seeing eye to match the power of our rockets" (partial newsreel).
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|Balbo Nears American Goal, 1933/07/12|
"Chicago IL: Graphic and exclusive views of the Century of Progress Exposition as thrilled throngs watch repairs for the Italian Air Fleet making progress in the history-making flight from Italy to the United States." (some parts silent of this partial newsreel without narration).
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|Battle Rages Along Nazi Wall, 1944/09/28|
(1) "Seizure of Eindhoven - An air train, over 285 miles in length, and containing over 2,000 planes and gliders, takes off from England for Holland. Near Eindhoven, thousands of chutists 'hit the silk,' floating down to join the glider troops. The air army is made up of American, British and Polish troops. 24 hours after the airborne army lands, armored units of the British 2nd Army pound their way into Eindhoven, joining forces with the skymen...
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|Beaten Nazis Sign Historic Surrender, 1945/05/14|
(1) "Supreme headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces, Reims: Nazi General Jodl, representing Admiral Doenitz, strides into the 'war room' where Allied Generals await him and his party. After the surrender terms are understood, Jodl fills a third of a page with his scrawly signature, this his associates sign. U.S. General W. B. Smith the Allied Chief of Staff signs as do the remainder of the Allied Generals...
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|Berlin Airlift increased, 1948/10/25|
(1) Berlin Airlift increased (2) UN delegate speaks (partial newsreel).
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|Berlin Siege. Gen. Clay Returns To Report On Red Crisis, 1948/07/22|
(1) The World Crisis - "Berlin: While the Western Allies increase their aerial shuttle into Berlin, Russia's refusal to negotiate leaves issue in doubt. The threat of a show-down brings the world close to war. East Anglia: Landing on fields used by our 8th Air Force during the war, sixty Superforts arrive on training mission. Berlin crisis lends significance to huge bombers' arrival. Washington: Gen...
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News in Brief story on Berlin, showing pictures of US soldiers and tanks and British troops who convoy boy going to school, building Berlin Wall, young couple waves from window (partial newsreel)
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|Bernard Baruch Adviser To Presidents Is Dead At 94, 1965/06/21|
Baruch sitting on park bench, made plea before Security Council of UN to ban nuclear weapons "choice between the quick and the dead" - with Ike (partial newsreel)
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|Big 3 & Berlin. Concern Mounts As Deadline Approaches, 1959/03/05|
50,000 in Leipzig listen to Khrushchev, balloons released; Ike press conference, speaks (partial newsreel).
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|Big 4 Resume Peace Talks, 1946/11/04|
At Waldorf Astoria in New York, Molotov and Byrnes and others meet at round table (partial newsreel).
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|Big Convoy To Russia Beats Off Nazis, 1942/10/19|
(1) "Huge United Nations convoy is attacked by Nazi's bombers off Scandinavian north capes. A terrific battle ensues, but the enemy is finally driven off." (2) Greatest Tax Bill In History For Americans - "Washington, DC: With the greatest tax bill in the history of the United States about to be passed, Senator George and Congressman Doughton speak for the men who have labored to keep the nation's economy strong." (some sound from 2 men speaking) (3) Aussie Joins U.S...
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|Big Da-Dit-Da Class Graduated At New Naval Radio School (exclusive), 1941/03/06|
"Noroton, CT: Several hundred enlisted men complete a course in radio engineering at the U.S. Navy school here and graduate as radio operators. Listen to them as they learn their 'Da-Dit-Das'." includes some sound of Morse code. (partial newsreel)
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|Big Four Turns Down Austria on Tyrol, 1946/06/24|
(1) Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Paris turned down transfer of Tyrol (2) Vinson new Chief Justice of Supreme Court sworn in on White house portico. (partial newsreel)
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|Big Four's Peace Meet Open Again, 1946/06/17|
(1) Bevin, Molotov, Jimmy Byrnes, France's George Bidaut meet for conference (2) 100 Years of Peace - centennial and peace arch of treaty between U.S. Canada estalishing boundary (3) Peron Takes Office - in Argentina, reviews army and navy. (partial newsreel)
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|Big News of 1941 - The Editors of Universal Newsreel present dramatic highlights of an epochal year, 1941/12/24|
(1) Help For Democracies - America's answer - ships, tanks, guns and planes for the brave actions fighting aggression. As the Arsenal of Democracy, the U.S. delivers the goods!" - scenes include FDR speaking to Congress (2) The 3rd Term - "Unprecedented third term for President Roosevelt! Franklin Delano Roosevelt takes office at gravest crisis in America's history." (3) Sabotage and Strikes - "Flames of destruction destroy vital American factories and supplies...
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|Big Three Confer, 1945/02/15|
(1) "Meeting in Yalta - With the Foreign Secretaries Stettinius, Edon and Molotov on hand, Prime Minister Churchill is greeted, to be quickly followed by Joseph Stalin and President Roosevelt. Within the beautiful czaristic palace at Yalta in the Crimea, the heavy deliberations between the three heads of government begin, with their full staffs in attendance. Personalities on hande include Anne Boettinger, Sarah Oliver Churchill, Harry Hopkins, Steve Early, Ambassador Harriman and others." scene...
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|Biggest Bomber, 1946/08/15|
(1) "Fort Worth TX: Newest bombing plane stands five stories high, has a range of 10,000 miles with 30 tons of bombs. it is test flown with results 'beyond expectations.'" scenes of the first flight on August 8 of the Convair B-36 'Peacemaker,' the largest Air Force bomber. (2) Brazil Honors Ike - "Rio De Janeiro: Climaxing a triumphal visit to Brazil, General Eisenhower visits Brazil's military academy and reviews its crack corps of cadets." (partial newsreel)
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|Blast Berlin By Daylight, 1944/03/20|
(1) "We accompany one of the 2,000 American plane formations that are bringing ruin and panic to Berlin. Miles of vapor-streaks are trailing after the huge Flying Fortresses, winging through the frigid sky. Crews are 'on oxygen.' Then Berlin is sighted and the bombs start cascading downward. The scene below is like a field of mushrooms. Flak comes up, and one of our motors goes dead. We head back to Blighty...
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|Blue and Gray At 75th Anniversary Of Great Battle, 1938/07/04|
"Gettysburg, PA: Before 150,000 persons, President Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial on the famous battlefield during the impressive and stirring 75-year Reunion, attended by 1,800 Civil War Veterans, both Blue and Gray." only sound of brief FDR speech. (2) World-Wide New Events - King Sees Naval Display "Weymouth, England: Colorful and impressive fleet maneuvers, demonstrating Britain's 'Rule of the Waves,' are staged for George VI, who witnesses the thrilling war games from ...
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|Bonn Hails Ike! Says U.S. Will Stand By Berlin, 1959/08/27|
Bonn Germany welcomes Ike, meets Adenauer at airport, with Christian Herter; Ike speaks, that American people stand by their side for a free Berlin, sign along road "We Like Ike and Conny" (Chancellor Conrad Adenauer) (partial newsreel)
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|Britain Mourns. Soccer Champs Die In Plane Crash, 1958/02/10|
British plane on takeoff near Munich causes death of 25, including Manchester United soccer team. (partial newsreel).
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|Britain's Roosevelt Memorial at Grosvenor Square, 1946/11/28|
Britain's Roosevelt Memorial at Grosvenor Square, FDR statue (partial newsreel).
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|British H-Bomb Fired As Debate On Atom Test Ban Rages, 1957/06/03|
(1) British test first H-bomb on Christmas Islands, on eve of disarmament talks (2) Algeria village victim of rebel terrorism, village of Beluza in Africa (3) new presidential helicopter lands at White House, poss to use for "evacuation in case of emergency" (4) Israel farmers (5) model plane fair in NY (partial newsreel)
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|Brooklyn, N.Y. 1958/06/09|
Brooklyn Navy Yard commissioning of USS Independence carrier (partial newsreel)
|Brussels World's Fair, 1958/03/17|
Brussels World's Fair nearly completed, U.S. building is circular, vast diorama of Belgium countryside showing transformation from today to future (partial newsreel)
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|Bulgaria's King Dies, 1943/08/30|
Late King Boris - "Historic photographs show scenes from the stormy reign of Bulgaria's ill-fated King Boris, who made a deal with the Nazis and lost." (partial newsreel)
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|Byrnes Denies Atom Threat, 1946/10/10|
Jimmy Byrnes speaks (partial newsreel).
|Byrnes Sets U.S. Policy for Germany, 1946/09/10|
(1) Byrnes speaks [partial sound] (2) Strike Ties Up All U.S. Ports (3) Puerto Rico governor takes office - Pinero first native Puerto Rican governor, sworn in, parade.
|Byrnes Wants All To Share Peacemaking, 1946/10/17|
Byrnes returns from peace conference, at airpost with his wife, meets with Truman, Byrnes speaks (partial newsreel).